The Inspirator and Great Geneva Remedy

The indications or uses for this product as provided on its packaging:
For catarrh, hay fever, asthma, bronchitis, catarrhal deafness, colds, headaches, including early consumption, and all diseases where the nerves, muscles and tissues of the head, throat and lungs are involved
Currently not on view
Date made
ca 1890
National Inspirator Co.
place made
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Physical Description
cork (bottle packaging material)
glass (bottle packaging material)
liquid (bottle packaging material)
paper (bottle packaging material)
plastic? (overall packaging material)
rubber (overall packaging material)
overall: 2 cm x 13 cm x 7.5 cm; 13/16 in x 5 1/8 in x 2 15/16 in
overall as stored: 3 1/4 in x 3 1/4 in x 7 in; 8.255 cm x 8.255 cm x 17.78 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Catarrh, Cough & Cold Drugs
Respiratory & Asthma Drugs
G.E. Damon Collection
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
Balm of America
Data Source
National Museum of American History


"Upon further examination, the box I have has no authorized signature and the address is Geneva Remedy Co., McCague Bld., Omaha, Neb. What does this mean? It says on the bottle that it was sold only by this company in Neb. Would like to know where to find more information."

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